Ultimate
Sr. IT Program Manager
At a glance
Location: US-CA-Irvine Map
Posted: 09/24/2020
Closing: 10/23/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Contractor
Experience: Not Specified
Ultimate
Job description
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a project, projects/work efforts of medium to large size and complexity.  Candidates shall have the ability to lead and balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while creating an environment that motivates, inspires, and respects others to achieve intended business outcomes.  This position requires high organization, planning and leadership skills, along with a diverse skillset in soft skills and delivery excellence.  Sr. Project Manager shall also possess strong communication and change management skills and able to drive completion of work independently and within a team. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of this position include:
* Own project delivery by leading project teams through the full project lifecycle (i.e.:  Idea through Closure)
* Lead complex Enterprise IT Applications projects with multiple threads.
* Facilitating meetings including preparing agendas, coordinating schedules & materials, documenting meeting minutes, following up on action items
* Proactive risk and issue management to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved on time and within budget, scope and expected quality
* Financial management including budgets, forecasts, actuals, and variances
* Communicate project statuses and updates to project team, business owners, and stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of the project; making certain all impact relating to risks, issues, and change related to the project are visible and managed to meet objectives
* Work closely with IT and business leadership to ensure confidence in planning, financial management and delivery expectations are developed, managed and met
* As the point of contact for the project, ensuring vendor contacts including integration points of the project are included and part of integrated planning for a holistic view and management of project tasks and deliverables are clear
* Ability to tailor information to the audience - from detail to broad summaries technically and business focused
* Accountable for delivering projects on time, within budget and scope with expected business outcome
* Ensure project goals are in line with IT strategy and business objectives
* Lead a cohesive, high-performing project team to achieve results
* Oversee the sharing and prioritization of resources among projects

SKILLS:
* Excellent leadership, problem-solving, organizational, presentation skills, analytical & critical thinking skills
* Proven track record of delivery medium and high complexity projects and programs identifying, and leading continuous improvement as required
* Strong documentation & communication skills
* Ability to proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
* Ability to lead others during ambiguity
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to influence others without having direct authority over them 
* Ability to manage vendors and project stakeholders

REQUIREMENTS (Education and Experience):
* 10+ years of medium and high complex project management experience managing projects of increasing complexity
* Experience in mid to large size global organizations
* Bachelor's degree required
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
* Enterprise IT system and Business Process implementations including process optimization experience required
* Working knowledge of SaaS and vendor hosted systems & implementations
* Strong understanding and work experience at a leadership level with financial management, project budgets organizational assets
* Strong leadership skills and experience in change management, including collaboration end to end for successful return to business as usual in both IT and Business operations
* Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
* Experience within a regulated environment (medical device or life sciences) preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and make hiring decisions based on merit. Recruitment, hiring, training, and job assignments are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, or any other protected classification. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Sr. IT Program Manager